LEGOs are just awesome. I hope there is not a kid alive who hasn’t enjoyed an afternoon playing around with these wonderful blocks. I know I for one spent hundreds of Saturdays making all sorts of colorful creations. One inventive man has taken his LEGO engineering to the next level. His name is Dave DeGobbi and he explains what “Crawler Town” is:
Crawler town roams the barren wastes of a post steam-punk world after cataclysmic climate change do to excessive coal use. Several such cities exist but Crawler town is the most popular due to the Aero 500 hydrogen fuel cell Air races that are held. Many people travel the wastes to Crawler town for vacation and to enjoy rare luxuries like Pizza, fresh vegetables and Beer. Travelling the wastes in search of minerals and aquifers ( vital for survival) the mobility of the city keeps it away from the vicious sand storms of the wastes
I really enjoyed building this one! Its started out as going to be a steam-punk land dreadnought/battleship but evolved into a roaming city where self sustainability and Eco efficiency became the theme. I ended up calling it “Eco-punk” due to its Steamy inspired roots. Several playable features include functional powered treads for movement , full suspension and front and rear steering. Working crane, hanger slides for planes and lift from upper and lowers levels.
Google Translate translates the title of this video to “Bird Man In Wheezing” and apparently it is in Lisbon, Portugal. He may look weird, or awesome if you’re like me, and even a little crazy but I’m telling you…there’s something about this man. I thought it’d be a unbearable din but I really enjoy the song. He has now become my favorite one-man-band. From the whistling to the chirping to the indecipherable singing…it’s all amazing. Give it a listen will ya.
From looking at these pictures and videos I imagine Japan as a non-stop party. I actually imagine it as my childhood dreams come true. Like a mix of Nickelodeon’s Wild & Crazy Kids, sugar cereal and women in bikinis. I haven’t been over to the Land of the Rising Sun yet but maybe someone out there has and could tell me if my thoughts on this magical place are accurate. If I’m way off base maybe it’s better to leave me in a blissful unawareness state.
So if your got a little of ten thousand dollars to spare you could be the proud owner of this amazing machine. The hovercraft was built by New Zealander Rudy Heeman (@ThisIsGenius on Twitter). You start from the water and once you reach speeds of around 45 MPH you can begin to lift off. It has a top speed of just over 62 MPH and has a range of 140 miles. Made from mostly fiberglass, it’s 13 feet long, has a 100 HP inboard motor and comes with a purpose built trailer, GPS, ASI, and all the engine gauges. It doesn’t require a license to fly, but you have to obey boat rules when on or above the water.
This machine is fast and furious,it roars like a lion,and is not for the ”faint hearted”.It is adrenalin pumping and exciting.Flying an aircraft,the best part is the takeoff and landing,this machine is always in takeoff and landing position,but there is always a runway beneath you.
UPDATE: The auction (which ends next Saturday) is now up to nearly $30,000. Sorry to get your hopes up…we’ll see what it actually sells for.